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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2018, 01:20:39 PM »
An oldie but a goodie:

Oreo Dunking Spoon

From this thread that covers similar items

Haha, why buy one for $7.73 when you can get the 2-pack for.....$28.99!?!

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2018, 02:33:33 AM »
Please include every goddamn scented candle on this list. Burn some beeswax. It smells like flowers. Crazy, innit?

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2018, 03:50:33 AM »
Have you heard of VI Poo? It's a deodorant that you spray in the toilet to make your shit not stink. The ads hilarious, I thought it was a prank at first.


Lots of everyday things too:
air freshener: why not just clean up the mess instead of covering up the smell with chemicals?

Trash bags: just use grocery bags, the trash won't get as stinky if it is taken out more often, and you aren't buying something just to throw it away

Paper plates: my mom uses these, I don't get it

"Collectibles " of any sort if bought new, it's just a marketing gimmick

Super size fast food meals, unless you are sharing with a friend

SUVs in most circumstances

Already cut up fruit and veg

Leaf blowers

Unnecessarily electric appliances like corkscrews and knives , they don't even save any time

I agree with this entire list except leaf blowers.  Ever try raking small wet leaves off a paved driveway, or raking leaves out of a rock bed without disturbing the rock?  Leaf blowers are the correct tool for some applications.  For a home owner with just a lawn with some leaves on it, nope, total waste of money.  A rake and a lawnmower are all that's needed.  For a Landscaper that has to clear large areas of paved driveway, get leaves off rock gardens, clear grass trimmings off of long sidewalks etc it's a valuable tool.

Are some small wet leaves on your driveway really worth the noise and air pollution of a leaf blower?


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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2018, 05:13:29 AM »
Raw Water anyone? the price has since gone down to ~17$ for 2.5 gallons
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/1/4/16846048/raw-water-trend-silicon-valley

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2018, 08:27:17 AM »
My mother and relatives tried very hard to get me to start drinking ASEA water.  Salt water for >$1 per ounce. 

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/asea-another-expensive-way-to-buy-water/

They were swearing up and down about the health benefits, and insisted that I was losing my hair/getting the flu/had shoulder pain/whatever because I didn't drink a bottle or more of ASEA water per week.  Mind you, these are people who are retired and/or low income.  They do have what I perceive to be a cultural predilection for panacea products, so I'm used to it.

Can't say that I was ever tempted in the slightest.

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2018, 08:32:45 AM »
Back on topic...

https://www.apple.com/iphone-x/

People pay ridiculous amounts for these things that don't really do anything you can't do on a $150 one off amazon. And the cheaper one probably even has a headphone jack.

+1
Agree, I still have an iPhone 5.  I'd probably still have my 4S if I hadn't lost it. 

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2018, 09:20:26 AM »
Have you heard of VI Poo? It's a deodorant that you spray in the toilet to make your shit not stink. The ads hilarious, I thought it was a prank at first.


Lots of everyday things too:
air freshener: why not just clean up the mess instead of covering up the smell with chemicals?

Trash bags: just use grocery bags, the trash won't get as stinky if it is taken out more often, and you aren't buying something just to throw it away

Paper plates: my mom uses these, I don't get it

"Collectibles " of any sort if bought new, it's just a marketing gimmick

Super size fast food meals, unless you are sharing with a friend

SUVs in most circumstances

Already cut up fruit and veg

Leaf blowers

Unnecessarily electric appliances like corkscrews and knives , they don't even save any time

I agree with this entire list except leaf blowers.  Ever try raking small wet leaves off a paved driveway, or raking leaves out of a rock bed without disturbing the rock?  Leaf blowers are the correct tool for some applications.  For a home owner with just a lawn with some leaves on it, nope, total waste of money.  A rake and a lawnmower are all that's needed.  For a Landscaper that has to clear large areas of paved driveway, get leaves off rock gardens, clear grass trimmings off of long sidewalks etc it's a valuable tool.

Are some small wet leaves on your driveway really worth the noise and air pollution of a leaf blower?

Or wait until the leaves are dry to rake up. I hate leaf blowers. They have marred many a beautiful peaceful morning of me walking to work. I'll be walking and some worker will be uselessly blowing leaves off the sidewalk. It's incredibly noisy, burns gas, and just moves the leaves around (doesn't actually do anything). Leaves blown into the street will end up in the sewers where they are not supposed to be anyways; it's much better for water quality to rake and mulch them. Plus half the time I either have to walk into the street to avoid them or get crap blown in my face.

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2018, 11:52:43 AM »
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Or wait until the leaves are dry to rake up. I hate leaf blowers. They have marred many a beautiful peaceful morning of me walking to work.
Oh yes...
It is not about a leaf blower (one honorary mention though), but a German songwriter has done a song about mowers. "Some idiot always mowes somewhere" (and on the same tune: Some idiot always drills somewhere)

I have never seen an audience clap in deepest agreement that fast :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiGJXIaZtzU  (talk until 0:38)

Too bad half the lyrics
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/reinhard-mey-irgendein-depp-m%C3%A4ht-irgendwo-immer-lyrics.html
will not work as good if translated - not that I could find a translation, even if the websites promote them, fucking SEO.

btw. If you want to learn German, that guy is a good subject to use.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 11:55:28 AM by LennStar »

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2018, 01:17:22 PM »
Someone was selling this on a facebook exchange group for 5$ and people were mocking him implying that he was trying to sell empty packaging.
I was intrigued so I googled. Reality it even funnier

https://www.nespresso.com/us/en/order/accessories/original/discovery-box

50 bucks for this

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2018, 08:33:40 AM »
Artisanal pencil sharpening.

http://www.artisanalpencilsharpening.com

For $500, he will sharpen your pencil. And PROVIDE the PENCIL!

This is not that kind of establishment...

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2018, 01:04:27 AM »
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Or wait until the leaves are dry to rake up. I hate leaf blowers. They have marred many a beautiful peaceful morning of me walking to work.
Oh yes...
It is not about a leaf blower (one honorary mention though), but a German songwriter has done a song about mowers. "Some idiot always mowes somewhere"
Never heard the song, but after this quote I just knew this had to be Reinhard Mey.

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #61 on: May 14, 2018, 01:15:02 AM »
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Or wait until the leaves are dry to rake up. I hate leaf blowers. They have marred many a beautiful peaceful morning of me walking to work.
Oh yes...
It is not about a leaf blower (one honorary mention though), but a German songwriter has done a song about mowers. "Some idiot always mowes somewhere"
Never heard the song, but after this quote I just knew this had to be Reinhard Mey.

I don't get leaf blowers either. I would understand leaf suckers, like some kind of leaf vacuum cleaner. Leaf blowing seems incredibly pointless.

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2018, 01:49:50 AM »
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Or wait until the leaves are dry to rake up. I hate leaf blowers. They have marred many a beautiful peaceful morning of me walking to work.
Oh yes...
It is not about a leaf blower (one honorary mention though), but a German songwriter has done a song about mowers. "Some idiot always mowes somewhere"
Never heard the song, but after this quote I just knew this had to be Reinhard Mey.

I don't get leaf blowers either. I would understand leaf suckers, like some kind of leaf vacuum cleaner. Leaf blowing seems incredibly pointless.
It is the typical consumerism idiocy. I mean, you pay quite some money on it even when the wind does it all the time FOR FREE!!

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #63 on: May 14, 2018, 07:22:02 AM »
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Or wait until the leaves are dry to rake up. I hate leaf blowers. They have marred many a beautiful peaceful morning of me walking to work.
Oh yes...
It is not about a leaf blower (one honorary mention though), but a German songwriter has done a song about mowers. "Some idiot always mowes somewhere"
Never heard the song, but after this quote I just knew this had to be Reinhard Mey.

I don't get leaf blowers either. I would understand leaf suckers, like some kind of leaf vacuum cleaner. Leaf blowing seems incredibly pointless.
It is the typical consumerism idiocy. I mean, you pay quite some money on it even when the wind does it all the time FOR FREE!!

If you own a home that has rock mulch, and you let leaves rot in place, you get weeds growing in your rock mulch.  You can rake the leaves out (along with the rocks), or you can blow them out.  I use an electric blower that I plug into the wall.  It was $20.

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #64 on: May 14, 2018, 07:43:07 PM »
An $80 ceramic mug that pairs with your phone and can keep your beverages at a set temperature for up to 1 hour.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0773WG6NK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526348519&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=ember

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Re: Antimustachian PRODUCTS of Shame and Comedy
« Reply #65 on: May 16, 2018, 08:59:35 AM »
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Or wait until the leaves are dry to rake up. I hate leaf blowers. They have marred many a beautiful peaceful morning of me walking to work.
Oh yes...
It is not about a leaf blower (one honorary mention though), but a German songwriter has done a song about mowers. "Some idiot always mowes somewhere"
Never heard the song, but after this quote I just knew this had to be Reinhard Mey.

I don't get leaf blowers either. I would understand leaf suckers, like some kind of leaf vacuum cleaner. Leaf blowing seems incredibly pointless.
It is the typical consumerism idiocy. I mean, you pay quite some money on it even when the wind does it all the time FOR FREE!!

Unless you live where there isn't much wind... My suggestion is to live somewhere that doesn't have people stacked on top of other people aka too crowded. Then you won't care as much if someone uses a power tool. My elderly neighbor has a battery powered leaf blower. Can't hear at my house. I can hear a gas powered one somewhere in the neighborhood but its not very loud either (far away).